Whale of a Time with curvy waves

With creative curves and wonderful waves, the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and coordinating Curvy Dies add texture and dimension to any paper project! And combined with my Whale of a Time DSP, I made these two great “underwater” cards!

On my first card I used the curvy “bubbles” die. NOTE: be sure to look carefully at the back of the dies. Some of the die edges have a ridge – that ridge cuts the paper! First pass through my BigShot, I laid it out wrong and my “bubbles” were cut off my piece of DSP (I should have taken a boo-boo picture, but forgot)! 

So I flipped the die with the ridge on the bottom and recut it. I heat embossed the “Hello” greeting, then added the Misty Moonlight ribbon tied in a know. I added some Pearl basic jewels to the background (hard to see, but they are there). As I was looking at my finished card, I thought the string of the Pearl basic jewels would look great (they cover the die-cut holes – LOL, could have saved my boo-boo cut!).

As I looked at the card again, it didn’t look quite right, so I took off the ribbon:

Hmm…now it looked a little bare, so back with the ribbon, but moved it higher to the edge of the DSP and moved the knot over a little to balance the greeting. Which version do you like the best, #1, #2 or #3?

My 2nd card was created with much less drama. It came out like I expected on the first try – always glad when that happens. I used the die that looks like fountain sprays, with the seahorses and underwater DSP from Whale of a Time DSP. I stamped my greeting on Whisper White, matching the die curve. I cut the bottom of the banner with the bubble die, and fussy cut the top edge to match the curves. I added two die-cut “underwater” plant stems in Pretty Peacock and Shaded Spruce for under my banner. With a few Pearl basic jewels for my bling, I was finished.

Here’s what I used to make these cards.

Here’s some information about this Quite Curvy bundle:

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping creative cards this weekend. I’m attending Stampin’ Up! On-Stage events today and tomorrow, virtually. Can’t wait to see the new spring catalog and all it has to offer!

Janice B at JB Stamper

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Celebrate Every Special Moment – with a handmade card

While I love having a stash of stamp sets and other supplies for specific seasons and special occasions (way too many according to my husband, he avoids looking in my craft room for just that reason – LOL!), I like to keep a selection of versatile options on hand for simple and convenient crafting. With the new Quite Curvy bundle and the Quite Curvy Variety bundle, I’ve found exactly that!

The Quite Curvy Bundle includes a unique variety of imagery, sentiments, and designs to make crafting for every occasion as simple and convenient as possible. From “hello” to “hooray”, this very versatile variety bundle has what you need to celebrate every special moment throughout the year! Plus, for a limited time, the Curvy Christmas stamp set is available to help you make beautiful Christmas and holiday cards like these. Or if you want it all – the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle – which includes the stamp sets, dies and holiday DSP.

Need a few inspirations for Holiday and all year-round cards you can make with this bundle? Here’s a few possibilities!

Stop by tomorrow to see my Whale of a Time cards using this Quite Curvy bundle. Happy stamping and see you tomorrow!

Janice B at JB Stamper

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Be sure to vote today!!

As Google’s banner says, please be sure to vote today! No matter who you are supporting, voting is important to all of us! And, thank you!

Janice B at JB Stamper

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Celebrating Fall with Gilded Autumn DSP

Are you taking time to enjoy our fall weather before starting your holiday projects? So am I! We finally have “fall” temperatures in the low 70’s during the day, high 40’s, low 50’s at night. For us longtime, coastal Texans it’s been glorious!

The Gilded Autumn product suite start’s with nature-inspired imagery, with an addition of gold and copper foiling to give you autumn and an infusion of elegance. It features elegant designs in earthy colors with bright accents and a variety of textures and finishes. And look at these amazing DSP’s colors. The Mint Macaron makes for a surprising and amazing accent color for fall cards. What’s not to love about this suite? It’s only available until January 4, 2021.

Here’s a close-up of the DSP and it’s colors:


I’ve shared several cards I’ve made over this last month using this paper, (here, here, here, and here). I also wanted to share this tri-fold card I made for a virtual mystery stamp event that I recently attended online. I can’t get enough of this beautiful paper!

Here’s what I used to make this card.

Happy stamping on this beautiful autumn day! No matter who you are voting for, just VOTE tomorrow!

Janice B

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